Miami High (8-9) travels to Coral Park (17-4) in a rematch of last December’s double overtime thriller when the Stingarees won 104-99.
Junior Justin Neely was the star of the night, setting a Stingarees record with 60 points. Neely shot 17-37 from the field, 6-10 from three and 20-24 from the line. Remarkably, Neely added 25 rebounds and 12 assists that night, marking a triple-double.
The Rams had a a lot to learn that night, after allowing 104 points, 63 rebounds, and 39 free throws in the game. Following the loss, the Rams have won 12 out of their last 14 games, and 10 in a row.
Tuesday’s matchup is the last regular season game for the Rams, and the senior night. Seniors Andrew Lopez, Ga’Khari Lacount, Jason Don, Eddie Ramirez, and Sebastian Gonzalez will suit up at home for the last time in their high school careers.
”We are just focused on playing our game for 32 minutes” said Rams Head Coach Lex Ordoqui.
Senior Guard Lacount looks to continue to lead Coral Park and get revenge for the double OT loss a month ago. Lacount is averaging 32.4ppg, making him one of the leading scores in the state.
Neely has had an exceptional junior season. Just last week, Neely racked up 37pts, 16reb, and 5reb in a 63-60 loss to Fort Lauderdale. Neely is averaging 28.4ppg, 13.1reb, and 6.6 assists.
“We are just going to follow the gameplan coach gives us and if we can execute on both ends of the floor we should finish with a win.” Said Neely.
Miami High’s Head Coach Javorie Wilson is excited for tonight’s game, mentioning how both Neely and Lacount bring energy to the matchup. “The outcome will be determined by each team’s supporting cast and which team plays better defense tonight.”